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tv   FBI Director James Comey on the San Bernardino Shooting  CSPAN  December 5, 2015 12:37am-12:49am EST

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american history tv on c-span3. >> loretta lynch and james comey gave a presentation on san bernardino shootings as terrorism. they spoke from fbi headquarters in washington, d.c.. afternoon, everyone. thank you for coming over. all of this will be his briefing. as many of you know, the news continues to evolve. we now have seen the names and faces of those victims, the fallen and the injured. our hearts go out to them, and let's get them in our prayers, not just those who did lose their life, but also those injured, including law enforcement officials. an evolving investigation. we told you we would keep you informed about this investigation.
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>> the fbi has taken the lead in this investigation to work with , also alongrtners with the atf and u.s. marshals as well as we continue to investigate there has been a lot of new information come to light. the director will give you more insight into that. thank you for being here today. >> thank you madam attorney general. let me echo those remarks, our hearts continue to a correct people lost and wounded and their families. i want to say a word of impressed we how were with the response of local law enforcement in san bernardino. they were simply amazing. we are all very lucky that really good police officers are here in this country.
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i want to talk about the people who rendered emergency care and nurses, thers, the angels of our business. aid, the doctors, nurses, the angels of our business. the investigation has developed indications of radicalization by the killers and of the potential inspiration by foreign terrorists organizations. spending a tremendous amount of time over the last 48 hours trying to understand the motives of these killers and trying to understand every detail of their lives. we are going to a very large boy them of electronic evidence. very large volume of electronic evidence.
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we are keeping our minds open as we always try to do. that there are a lot of good questions that folks want answers for quickly, but i hope you know about our work. we aspire to do it quickly, but most of all well and carefully. there is a lot of evidence in this case that does not quite make sense, so we are trying to be very thoughtful to understand it and make sense of it so we understand the full extent. let me offer you a couple of specifics. investigation to date, and again only two-days old. , so far no indication that these killers are part of an organized larger group or part of a cell. there is no indication they are part of a network. at that it isly early. we are still working hard to understand, but so far we don't see such indications. in our there is nothing holdings of these two killers.
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i've seen reporting where people have focused on reports that they were in contact, at least one of the killers was in contact with people who had been the subject of fbi investigations, closed-door still open. i would urge you not to make too much of that. there were no context between either of the killers and subjects of our investigations that were of such a significance that it raised these killers on to our radar screen. we are looking very closely at those contacts, but i would not want you do over index on that just yet. it is 48 hours old, as i said. make is much that does not sense for even those of us who do this for a living. that is the reason we have hundreds of people running down leads all over the world on this and spending tremendous amounts totime as we sit here trying understand the electronic record around these two killers. somethingse by saying that the attorney general and i have said before, and that is we
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know that this is very unsettling for the people of the united dates. what we hope -- united states. what we hope you will do is make sure your does not become disabling, instead channel it into unawareness of your surroundings, getting you to a place where you live your lives, but if you see something that does not make sense, you say something to somebody. when we look over our cases over the last 10-15 years, we find that somebody saw something, a family member, friend, or coworker, and did not say something to law enforcement. uncomfortablethem or the hair stand up on their next. please don't do that. -- there nects. if you tell the fbi that you saw something next to that seems off or something online that seems off, it will get to the right people. we will investigate quickly and responsibly. we investigate in secret so we don't smear innocent people.
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we don't bank on your neighbor's door if you say something. we investigate. if there is nothing there, no harm done. if there was something, great harm may be avoided. we would ask you, please channel that sense of fear into something healthy, just an awareness of your surroundings, and let us do the work you pay us to do, which is to investigate and fight terrorism which you live -- live lives that are so wonderful in this great country. >> on the next washington journal, changes to the nsa meditation -- metadata collection program. and an stewart baker aclu attorney. then a look at concussions. courtsavage, supreme reporter with the l.a. times and chicago tribune with a preview of the high court's upcoming cases. washington journal is live with your phone calls, tweets, and facebook contents -- comments
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